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post #3301 of 4641
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Originally Posted by Mondo Rock View Post

Is there a known solution for creating an MKV from a 1080i disc (Sting - Live in Berlin)?

Cheers!

I messed with 1080i a little and it is a pain. I had a 1080i mpeg file that was an hdtv cap. The issue was the bitrate was variable so I could never get it right.

I think Dbone mentioned that ripbot264 is supporting 1080i now but I haven't tried it out.
post #3302 of 4641
Hello folks,
I am trying to follow this guide and set up to store my collection and for the most part things are working. Thanks!
I must have missed something though and I hope that someone can help out.
I have the media browser installed and shark with 64 bit and configured as suggested. I am able to rip a dvd to a folder and Media Browswer finds it and plays the video portion but it breaks the audio as soon as it starts. Sometimes the audio signal from the system returns withou reboot but most of the time I have to reboot I am sure you will need more info but I do not know what you need. My system is an aging Q9450 with a HD 4870x2 and 4GB ram running Win7x64.
Thanks,
Paul
post #3303 of 4641
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Originally Posted by Wrays1 View Post

Hey dbone! so i finally tried registering the arcsoft video decoder but i cant get it to work. i created the bat file but whenever i try to install it , i keep getting : fail to load
also it says : make sure the binary is store at the specified path or debug.
can you tell me how to correct this.
thanks.

Can you confirm what your bat file is, it sounds like either your bat file is incorrect or you are trying to run from a different folder from where the filter is stored
post #3304 of 4641
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Originally Posted by whiteboy714 View Post

I think Dbone mentioned that ripbot264 is supporting 1080i now but I haven't tried it out.


dbone ... is that true?
post #3305 of 4641
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Originally Posted by Mondo Rock View Post

dbone ... is that true?

Yes, there is a new profile called 4.0 HD Interlaced. I tested this already on a 1080i BluRay (BBC Life) and it worked great. Other methods I had a lot of issues
post #3306 of 4641
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

Yes, there is a new profile called 4.0 HD Interlaced. I tested this already on a 1080i BluRay (BBC Life) and it worked great. Other methods I had a lot of issues

And is this a configuration parameter within the Ripbot tool itself?
post #3307 of 4641
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Originally Posted by Mondo Rock View Post

And is this a configuration parameter within the Ripbot tool itself?

Yes, it is simply one of the profiles you choose from with Ripbot. I believe it adds an extra statement to the x264 command line used for encoding specific to 1080i
post #3308 of 4641
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

Yes, it is simply one of the profiles you choose from with Ripbot. I believe it adds an extra statement to the x264 command line used for encoding specific to 1080i


Thank you Sir! I'll try it and go from there ... Cheers!
post #3309 of 4641
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Originally Posted by Mondo Rock View Post

Thank you Sir! I'll try it and go from there ... Cheers!

I have one 1080i BluRay (WWII) that I have never been able to find a program that would rip properly. That is the next one I want to test out with Ripbot, but so far all other 1080is have worked
post #3310 of 4641
Hello, Due to an issue with the software I am using to catalog my movies, I was forced to reinstall Win7x64 and now I have an audio quality problem. I am driving my stereo amplifer with the analog outputs of the mobo and I am using WMC to play DVD movies. The audio is very bad. If I go through the setup in WMC the left and right speakers work fine. But when listening to a movie, the voices seem all muffeled and it almost as if it were mono. Now I know I should have something better ie 5.1 or 7.1 BUT this setup used to meet my immediate needs just fine. I have a medium quality amplifier and very high quality stereo speakers. Your thoughts are appreciated as I am really stumped!
post #3311 of 4641
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Can you confirm what your bat file is, it sounds like either your bat file is incorrect or you are trying to run from a different folder from where the filter is stored
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regsvr32.exe C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Arcsoft\\TotalMedia Theatre 5\\Codec\\ASVid.ax I have it as in your illustration in your guide, the only difference is my tmt5 is in program files x86. I also placed it in the tmt5 codec folder and gave it the same name, install.bat
Thanks Ray
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Does anybody use "auto rip n compress" plugin with handbrake, makemkv, and dvd fab? How do you get it to start first of all. It just keeps saying, "scanning disk" and then I go back to the desktop and the programs are open but I have to choose a region and hit start.

Next, how do you choose hd audio with makemkv? When you do it with default it just does dts or dolby digital. I can't find it in the settings either?
post #3313 of 4641
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Originally Posted by Wrays1 View Post

regsvr32.exe C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Arcsoft\\TotalMedia Theatre 5\\Codec\\ASVid.ax I have it as in your illustration in your guide, the only difference is my tmt5 is in program files x86. I also placed it in the tmt5 codec folder and gave it the same name, install.bat
Thanks Ray

I created a filters folder under:

C:\\Users\\DAMIAN\\AppData\\Roaming\\

In this Filters Folder I then have another folder called "Arcsoft Video Decoder"

In this folder I have the ASVid.ax filter saved, as well as my Install.bat, which reads as this:

Code:
@%SystemRoot%\\System32\
egsvr32.exe ASVid.ax
Try that and see if it works
post #3314 of 4641
dbone you're the man! that did it. i just played G.I joe and its perfect.
thanks a lot man". Now if i could get MB to work the way it should, I'll be set. "winning"

Thanks Ray.
post #3315 of 4641
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Originally Posted by Wrays1 View Post

dbone you're the man! that did it. i just played G.I joe and its perfect.
thanks a lot man". Now if i could get MB to work the way it should, I'll be set. "winning"

Thanks Ray.

yeah baby, great to hear. Can you clarify, was the ability to play G.I. Joe perfect or was G.I Joe perfect?
post #3316 of 4641
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yeah baby, great to hear. Can you clarify, was the ability to play G.I. Joe perfect or was G.I Joe perfect?
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Cheers,
Damian

Not only is it perfect, Its' swweeeet. But not only that, i had to delete crank' high voltage because it would freeze and pixelate like ever other word, so i decided to re-rip to MKV and give it another try with this setup. 'dbone you're the man' not only is it perfect but with a splash of smoooooth!
I am having company all this weekend and this is going to be me. "chilling"
Dbone, i cant thank you enough brother! But happy easter to you and the family.
Thanks Ray.
post #3317 of 4641
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Originally Posted by Wrays1 View Post

Not only is it perfect, Its' swweeeet. But not only that, i had to delete crank' high voltage because it would freeze and pixelate like ever other word, so i decided to re-rip to MKV and give it another try with this setup. 'dbone you're the man' not only is it perfect but with a splash of smoooooth!
I am having company all this weekend and this is going to be me. "chilling"
Dbone, i cant thank you enough brother! But happy easter to you and the family.
Thanks Ray.

I am actually using the Arcsoft setup as well right now. My laptop is a core i5, as since it is pretty much a ghost town at work today I copied some movies over and hooked up to our TV at work to show the guys.

Happy Easter to you and your family as well.
post #3318 of 4641
Man, what a lot of great information.... I've just spent the last few days reading from page one to here, and still a little confused. Anyway one simple question that has been asked before in diffrent ways and has had many diffrent answers. With a 5670 GPU will I be able to get 5.1-7.1 TrueHD or DTS-MA with 7MC from an MKV file to my AVR?
post #3319 of 4641
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Originally Posted by ahampleman View Post

Man, what a lot of great information.... I've just spent the last few days reading from page one to here, and still a little confused. Anyway one simple question that has been asked before in diffrent ways and has had many diffrent answers. With a 5670 GPU will I be able to get 5.1-7.1 TrueHD or DTS-MA with 7MC from an MKV file to my AVR?

You bet (I have two 5670s). You have two options with 7MC:

1) If you want playback in the 7MC internal player use Sharks Codec pack which will allow for mkv playback as well as bitstreaming HD Audio

2) If you don't want to install a codec pack you can instead use MPC HC and have it launch from 7MC via Media Browser whenever you want to play an mkv. You can see my guide here on how to set up - http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2010...7-htpc-part-i/

Either way, what I would recommend is that you follow my guide in #2 first, simply so you can confirm that bitstreaming is working and there are no driver issues. If everything works as expected and you want to use the native 7mc player you can then simply uninstall MPC HC/ffdshow and install Sharks codec pack.
post #3320 of 4641
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

You bet (I have two 5670s). You have two options with 7MC:

1) If you want playback in the 7MC internal player use Sharks Codec pack which will allow for mkv playback as well as bitstreaming HD Audio

2) If you don't want to install a codec pack you can instead use MPC HC and have it launch from 7MC via Media Browser whenever you want to play an mkv. You can see my guide here on how to set up - http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2010...7-htpc-part-i/

Either way, what I would recommend is that you follow my guide in #2 first, simply so you can confirm that bitstreaming is working and there are no driver issues. If everything works as expected and you want to use the native 7mc player you can then simply uninstall MPC HC/ffdshow and install Sharks codec pack.

Thank you sooooo much! now I'm almost ready to toy with it over the next week. Easter weekend is to packed with stuff to do. thanks again and will report back\\ more ??? Enjoy the weekend.
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I am having some difficulty getting the picture and sound quality that is equal to my stand alone bluray player (Samsung). On my HTPC I am using a Samsung bluray drive and TMT5. I am running Win 7 on an i3 2100 and using its onboard graphics and sound via HDMI. I have ensured the drivers are the latest for the Intel graphics. Anything else I can try? There is a noticeable difference between the HTPC and stand alone player.
post #3322 of 4641
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Originally Posted by Tizi View Post

I am having some difficulty getting the picture and sound quality that is equal to my stand alone bluray player (Samsung). On my HTPC I am using a Samsung bluray drive and TMT5. I am running Win 7 on an i3 2100 and using its onboard graphics and sound via HDMI. I have ensured the drivers are the latest for the Intel graphics. Anything else I can try? There is a noticeable difference between the HTPC and stand alone player.

Some higher end standalone players offer some advantages in picture quality and features (refresh rate matching for instance) but in general your picture quality should be very close and sometimes better.

Have you calibrated your TV for your HTPC yet? If not, that is your first step and typically produces a significant improvement. See http://www.missingremote.com/guide/d...bration-part-i
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Originally Posted by mikinho View Post

Some higher end standalone players offer some advantages in picture quality and features (refresh rate matching for instance) but in general your picture quality should be very close and sometimes better.

Have you calibrated your TV for your HTPC yet? If not, that is your first step and typically produces a significant improvement. See http://www.missingremote.com/guide/d...bration-part-i

No, I have not calibrated the TV. I probably should have mentioned the HTPC runs through a Pioneer Elite receiver, then to the TV. Would't the TV settings remain the same for either the bluray player or HTPC?
post #3324 of 4641
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Originally Posted by Tizi View Post

I am having some difficulty getting the picture and sound quality that is equal to my stand alone bluray player (Samsung). On my HTPC I am using a Samsung bluray drive and TMT5. I am running Win 7 on an i3 2100 and using its onboard graphics and sound via HDMI. I have ensured the drivers are the latest for the Intel graphics. Anything else I can try? There is a noticeable difference between the HTPC and stand alone player.

For the i3-2100 you'll also want to make some adjustments to the driver settings. See babgvant's review http://www.missingremote.com/review/...tx-motherboard. In particular the section discussing blacker than black (BTB) and whiter than white (WTW).
post #3325 of 4641
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Originally Posted by Tizi View Post

No, I have not calibrated the TV. I probably should have mentioned the HTPC runs through a Pioneer Elite receiver, then to the TV. Would't the TV settings remain the same for either the bluray player or HTPC?

No. The BD player is almost certainly outputting YCbCr while the i3 is outputting RGB. Since you are going through an AVR, you will need to understand how it is/isn't processing the incoming video and what it outputs. The display may also process RGB and YCbCr somewhat differently. For RGB, displays also may need to be told whether it is seeing Video vs. PC levels (you'll want video levels). Here's a display calibration guide. I recommend you follow through that for your sources so you can figure out exactly what is happening. Also, pay close attention to the section on color space.

You may want to just hook each source directly to your display first to eliminate the AVR as a variable and understand how the proper display settings for each source. After that, you can then add the AVR into the mix. You may well have more questions after reading and experimenting so feel free to ask and I'll try to help.
post #3326 of 4641
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Originally Posted by mikinho View Post

For the i3-2100 you'll also want to make some adjustments to the driver settings. See babgvant's review http://www.missingremote.com/review/...tx-motherboard. In particular the section discussing blacker than black (BTB) and whiter than white (WTW).

Thanks, I will review this and give it a try and report back.
post #3327 of 4641
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Originally Posted by swoon! View Post

No. The BD player is almost certainly outputting YCbCr while the i3 is outputting RGB. Since you are going through an AVR, you will need to understand how it is/isn't processing the incoming video and what it outputs. The display may also process RGB and YCbCr somewhat differently. For RGB, displays also may need to be told whether it is seeing Video vs. PC levels (you'll want video levels). Here's a display calibration guide. I recommend you follow through that for your sources so you can figure out exactly what is happening. Also, pay close attention to the section on color space.

You may want to just hook each source directly to your display first to eliminate the AVR as a variable and understand how the proper display settings for each source. After that, you can then add the AVR into the mix. You may well have more questions after reading and experimenting so feel free to ask and I'll try to help.

Excellent, thanks. Let me run through this and post back.
post #3328 of 4641
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Originally Posted by swoon! View Post
No. The BD player is almost certainly outputting YCbCr while the i3 is outputting RGB. Since you are going through an AVR, you will need to understand how it is/isn't processing the incoming video and what it outputs. The display may also process RGB and YCbCr somewhat differently. For RGB, displays also may need to be told whether it is seeing Video vs. PC levels (you'll want video levels). Here's a display calibration guide. I recommend you follow through that for your sources so you can figure out exactly what is happening. Also, pay close attention to the section on color space.

You may want to just hook each source directly to your display first to eliminate the AVR as a variable and understand how the proper display settings for each source. After that, you can then add the AVR into the mix. You may well have more questions after reading and experimenting so feel free to ask and I'll try to help.
Is there a specific way to change the Intel driver from RGB to YCbCr?
post #3329 of 4641
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Originally Posted by Tizi View Post
Is there a specific way to change the Intel driver from RGB to YCbCr?
There sort of is, check the xvYCC box in the driver. The problem with this is that the levels get screwed up. You can read this Sandybridge review which discusses the issue. So it isn't something you really will want to do unless the driver has fixed this issue since the review.
post #3330 of 4641
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Originally Posted by swoon! View Post

There sort of is, check the xvYCC box in the driver. The problem with this is that the levels get screwed up. You can read this Sandybridge review which discusses the issue. So it isn't something you really will want to do unless the driver has fixed this issue since the review.

Between checking the box for xvYCC and the white/black levels in the driver software, it seems to work. We watched Tron last night and it looked every bit as good as the stand alone player. This is without doing any other TV calibration.

I will do some calibration as time permits to get an even better picture.
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